tv Eyewitness News Morning Weekend CBS February 11, 2012 6:00am-8:00am EST
good morning being coming up next. >> i am megan mccorkle. >> debate over same-sex marriage in annapolis. both sides of the fight. straight ahead. chevy chase, opens up to a virginia court about the day yeardley love died. two children killed in a murder/suicide. why they won't protest at the ceremony. waiting for the snow to come up. its still falling there. tim williams has the latest on snow warnings now in effect. eyewitness news, saturday morning starts now.
. good morning, welcome to wjz. >> i am gigi barnett. >> i am tim williams. >> it started yesterday evening and you see the clouds are out there and the snow is falling. and area wide snow is falling across the area. the road surfaces themselves are just warm enough that really the snow is not sticking but you will find in the north and western suburbs. some areas it is starting to cool down and this is the live
doppler radar. and right now we have steady bands of snow and light rain down towards the eastern shore. we will give you an idea what to expect. the front that is bringing the cold air is bringing it through the region and the low bringing in the rain is down to the south. >> that is a coastal storm and you will see it in the carolinas. and we will get another blast of rain and snow during the afternoon hours. so the accumulation will not be over. we will get a break late in the morning. the advisories are in effect. and through the northern state. and winter storm warnings in effect for far west maryland. and the far western edge of gain gain. it is going to get a preat the time decent amount up to 8 inches in the state. with that, the temperatures have to drop little bit more before we see snow area wide.
and 33 in big and down towards d.c. we are -- 33 in baltimore. and in washington county and out near westminster. we will get a break and in the afternoon. intermittent snow showers. rain and snow showers through the afternoon. afternoon lows down around 18. and it is going to get cold tonight. then for tomorrow. 32-degree. windy and older. >> how this plays into the rest of the weekend and the week ahead in the first warning forecast. >> this winter weather is also forcing baltimore city lawmakers to take precautions. >> the city ordered a blue weather alert. they have 10 emergency shelters. up and running and giving residence cold weather. like how to dress appropriately in the snow. >> stay with wjz, and for the first warning coverage for
instant updates on the forecast. live doppler radar and any closings and delays. log on to wjz.com. >> the debate over the same-sex marriage. ran late into the night and things got heated during a house hearing. >> wjz was there. we have more. >> reporter: there was emotional testimony from both sides, the hearing started around 1:00 friday afternoon and extended well into the night. >> a volley of opinions in annapolis over same sex marriage marriage. >> i am not an equal citizen in my state of maryland. >> i am gay, i am opposed to this legislation. >> the best dad i had was a woman. they ask them to if vote in favor of same-sex marriage. >> it is not right or just that children of gay couples have lesser protections under the law than the children in our
state. >> pushing for a constitutional amendment to support traditional marriage. >> marriage is between a man and a woman. to redefine marriage is to risk destroying the basic cell upon which a stable society is built. >> one notable opponent. sh-year-old sarah crank. >> if it is legalized, they will feel it is okay. >> his daughter received death threats after testifying in front of a senate committee. >> for supporter, this is a personal fight. >> i am fighting for my relationship. >> i am not sure how many of you have had to stand before a tribunal of peers to declare that your relationship is worthy of recognition. >> this is one of the most contentious bill that is hangs in the balance. >> handful of undecided delegates that will decide the vote. they need 71 votes to pass the
same-sex marriage bill. >> eyewitness news. >> thank you, megan. a similar bill legalizing same-sex marriage passed last year and fell short in the house. they are recovering from injuries after they were hit by a van. it happened in the intersection of north frederick avenue and lake forest boulevard in gaithersburg friday. they were rushed to the trauma center with injuries. but they should be okay. the cause of the accident is still under investigation. a major clean up is underway after a pickup truck slams into a house there. no one was inside at the time and the driver was able to back out on his own. they are trying to figure out how it all happened. so far. no injuries reported. >> for the first time in the lacrosse murder trial. the court heard the first
detailed account. and caused tears in the virginia courtroom. we have the latest. >> reporter: former university of virginia lacrosse player george hughley said he shoved yeardley love. but never hit her. this is inside the district court. the footage was recorded hours after her body was discovered in her apartment of may 2010. >> he said he went to talk to yeardley about their on again off again relationship. he said he didn't inflict injuries. he told them. she is deed. how the expletive is she dead. >> because you killed her, george. george respondses she is dead? she is dead?
she is dead? howe? howe? how? >> i didn't even hit her. >> two jurors sobbed as that tape was played. >> they unwrapped her vinyl bedroom door showing a hole that he kicked through to get into yeardley's room the night she died. the police detective testified that hughley turned from person of interest to primary suspect because of fresh cut on his knuckles and arm. stay with wjz as this murder trial continues. we will bring you the latest on air and on line at wjz.com. >> bad news for homeowners (mark) whose water was pollute thed by -- polluted by gasoline. >> exxon mobile filed a p a peel after it was told to pay $147 million to 200
jacksonville homeowners. we will have much more on the ruling coming up in the next half hour. two little boys murdered by their father in washington state will be laid to rest. >> charley and brayden powell were killed by their father josh powell who set the house on fire with all of them inside. he was the prime suspect in the disappearance of the mother in 2009. the baptist church originally planned to protest the funeral but called it off as a last minute deal with local religious leaders. >> they had done, stopped protest in lew. of radio interviews and reached out and said would you be abling to talk to me -- would you be willing to talk to me. >> we want to ensure you are not going to be here on saturday. >> police say they will still have a strong presence at the funeral site just in case the church decides to show up.
contraception compromise, days after butting heads with catholic leaders. he changes his mind about birth control to cover its workers. religious groups i say it is only a starting point. >> reporter: president obama compromised on a sensitive part of his law. it changed from having to provide contraception free of charge. instead they will be able to get free birth control directly from insurance companies. >> liberty will be protected and a law that requires preventive care will not discriminate against women. >> they had intended to take a year to iron out details of the plan. when it became a hot button issue this year the president fast tracted a solution. >> it became clear hammering out a solution was not going to
be had. >> reporter: it wants all the details. but the cardinal said. it as first step in the right direction. some of the republican candidates for the white house are stepping up their attacks on president obama. >> i don't care what deal he tries to cut. if he wins the re-election. he will wage war on the contact lick church. we can't trust him. >> it is not about contraception. it is about economic liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of religion. >> mike huckabee thanked the president for giving his party an issue that solidifies the gop. 28 states have already required health insurance plans to cover birth control before federal regulations were issued. >> this is a story some grand prix racing fans will like.
he is stepping up to save the baltimore grand prix. >> she found a new group to run the grand prix. and not announcing the organizer until wednesday. last group in charge of the race still owes more than $12 million to the city and private contractors. >> the question this morning, are you feeling lucky? time is running out for the powerball jackpot. this is a whopping $325 million. match all six numbers and you can take home 202 million after taxes. >> that is the largest payout in powerball history. if you win, just remember your friends here at wjz. your friends at wjz won't remember you. >> you can give us all a million each and still have some left over. >> just get addict. >> i don't know. >> you have to play to win. but what are the odds of winning. >> the more.
>> a dollar. >> 2-dollar for the powerball. >> why not. got to play to win gigi. don't you forget your friend. >> never called me a friend. trust me. >> well, look, you know, you can probably put a dent in the national debt with that. >> donate it. >> we are feeling lucky weather wise. we are looking at a storm system last weekend. they seem to be timing out about every seven days and we have ones very much like this one. and look at this, and we have pretty steady bands moving across the area. it is on the edge of washington county on this eastern side, the 70 corridor. and rate on down the line here. seems to be the cutoff for this batch for the next few hours or so. we will see a bit of a break and we will get another batch of it. take you outside.
and give you an idea idea of what it looks like. it is going to be this type of a morning. big snowflakes. they are starting to drop. and as they do, we are seeing more and more snow across the region. >> this is consistent around the state. saving grace is that we have mild temperatures overall and not had the ground cool down. the ground temperatures are still warm and it is still melting on the road. it is a grass, it is a bush, car, surface type of a storm. until you get off to maryland. >> we will talk about the accumulations here. >> 96%. relative humidity. a calm wind 28.0 is the barometer reading. it ranges out from 42 out on the shore. and 31 in hagerstown and in the nation's capitol. and then on kent island.
same temperature in annapolis and in columbia. a within westminster and in rock hall. saw the calm winds out there, they are not part of the real story just yet. that will change later this evening. it will be developing off the coast and really start to kick back another easter type -- back nor' easter type winds. this is cold arctic air dipping in. the jet stream tipped down low enough for the cold air to move across the region. the moisture is coming in from the southwest. that is off the coastline and make its way up into nabbed. what is going on here. we will get a bit of a break. we have seen the tail ends. and this will happen and come through with the coastal storm. this is going to create the
winds. and blustery afternoons. and we will have 18 degrees. really, right around 20 degrees. overnight low and they are going to kick in. and fill down around 10. near zero and parts of the area. that is the headline for tonight. sunset is at 540. and goes into effect at 8:00. and stays with us in the early afternoon. >> gail warnings kick in on the bay. and those are going to make their presence known through this afternoon. >> a forecast goes up to 43-degrees. rain and snow showers and overnight lows going down to 18 degrees with windchills colder than that. and tomorrow, partly sunny and windy. temperatures going up to 32 degrees. look for 40 on monday. and sprinkles. and temperatures continue to go up. >> 50 on wednesday, 50 on thursday. should note this is the precedent's day weekend. and winter weather will not
impact your valentine's day plans. >> okay. >> we have this saturday morning. new safety thank you problem for toyota. what investigators are saying now, coming up. the public has waited long enough. beyonce and jay z release pictures of their bundle of joy. >> she is so cute. i mean her baby. >> we will be back in a moment. ,
. take a look at snowflakes. the snow is moving lew here in the next couple of hours. then we will get a break. then it is expected to pick up again in the afternoon. we have a batch of moisture moving through. and we will outline it for you. this is the batch moving through right now. of course, that is going to give way to a bit of a clearing here for a little while. then the front here to the west
is going to bring in cold air. counsel here around the lower portion of your screen is another bit of a disturbance that is going to create a coastal storm of sorts and moving up the coastline. then we are expecting another batch of snow. and it will pick up here afternoon or so. the accumulation we expect to see, rain and snow flurries. and then a coating to 1 inch up and down the 95 corridor. then from northern harp are county, northern portions of cecil county to about the middle of allegany county. roughly 2 inches. and we will start to see more than favor inches area wood. that said. your forecast looks like this. 43 degrees today. rain and snow showers. we have a windchill down to
around 10 to maybe zero in the western area. then 32 degrees tomorrow. windy and colder. five day forecast is coming up. gi? now back to the other stories people are talking about. new financial rules to help greece lower its debt is causing riots in that country. o hooded protestors used sledge hammers to break apart the stones. >> they are angry because they would lower the minimum wage. they will vote on it this weekend on the plan to help the debt-strict be company and qualify for a bailout. >> well, drivers are reporting fire erupting in the doors of some toyota models. it is a problem that is now investigated by safety regulators. >> the safety administration said six fires have broken out and the doors out of the 2,007
camry and rav four. they start in the power switch on the door. >> they effect if 800,000 vehicles. so far it has not been issued. >> a recall is not shaled. >> meanwhile german automaker is being handled with its problems. >> they agreed to pay 3 millioned to quickly report safety defects and recalls in the government. automakers are required to property known defects within five days. >> it plans to make changes to its recall suppose. the wait is over now. beyonce and jay z released pictures of their first child. blue ivy carter. >> here are the pictures. >> come to the screen now. it shows the produced parents holding their daughter a little over a month ago now. there are two portraits and they decided to post the
picture on tumblr.com instead of selling it to the highest bidder and thanked fans for respecting their privacy. >> absolutely adorable. >> she is, the baby, tim. >> i didn't -- argue with you. i was looking at the picture. >> already a full head of hair, too. >> she is beautiful. >> still to come eyewitness news, saturday morning. >> you know what a smart phone is. have you ever seen a smart car. i have new features to keep you safe on the road. >> coming up. . love is in the air with valentine's day around the cornerren a the person who makes your heart soar. here are some of the the ones you sent us. and this is sponsored by the homemade candies. go to wjz.com. we will be right back. ,,,,,,,,,
>> car makers are doing more to keep you safe on the road and behind the wheel. >> the next generation technology is on display at the international auto showdown town. we have the story. >> no doubt, they are great eye candy. it is beautiful. beautiful. >> i would love to drive it. >> they are parked in the baltimore center and they boast beauty. >> they are part. >> in this ford edge. >> call alonzo. >> saying a couple of words out loud is enough to call someone. >> i don't know about you but parallel parking is not my favorite thing to do. well, some of these cars have a button for that. >> it will automatically park the car for you. >> in fact, there is a button for just about everything. like voice to text. you speak into the microphone and turn it into the text. >> even vehicles in "the blind side." then alongside the modern cars.
a mangled bmw that is the result after driver texting behind the wheel. >> it is displaying it to send a message to buyers. >> they need to think about buying a car that they can do hands free. >> they are doing just that. >> i have a wife and water. i want them to be safe when they are with me and come back aleve. >> anything to prevent accidents and did distracted driving is a good thing. >> eyewitness news. >> cool. really cool. >> check out all the cars this weekend. >> today, the show runs from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. >> then from 10:00 to 7:00 and hear from my schuh. >> it is just the driving part you are still trying to get. >> coming up next on eyewitness news saturday morning. major show up in court this
week regarding the baltimore police and for the police to record their ability to do their job. i will explain. they are debating same-sex marriage in annapolis. we will show you the emotional testimony coming up. this is a huge gasoline spill and why millions of dollars may not be awarded to them after all. >> we will ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
. good morning, i am gigi barnett. >> i am tim williams. >> we are at 33 here. we have had a wintery last night and this morning coming across here. right now what we are watching is a steady band of snow showers and southern maryland, most of those areas seeing a rain event. what we have are some accumulations we will talk about in just a moment. we will have winter weather advisories in effect for most the area. right across the top tier of
the state and because of snow accumulation one to 2 inches and on grassy surfaces and cars and out in far western maryland. we have higher accumulations and plays out through the afternoon. we will expect to see temperatures holding tight and around freezing right now. >> it is headachiers down 30. and 42 town on the shore. it is mostly a be rain event south of the metro area. we have seen all types of precipitation. it is out towards washington county. we have a bit of a rain/snow/sleet mix down towards d.c., making it a sweep and rain on the lower eastern shore. >> rain with snow this afternoon. tonight, temperatures really drop. 18 degrees with early flurries and wind picking up through the night. we will have the complete update in just a few moments. >> that blast of winter weather we are seeing is also forcing
baltimore lawmakers to take precautions. >> they have order add code blue alert and balance more has 10 emergency shelters up and running and giving residents. cold safety weather tips and how to dress it appropriately. and stay with wjz throughout the morning with the first weather forecast. for updates on the forecast. live doppler radar and any closings and delays. log on to wjz.com. new rule means officers can't stop videotaping encounters with them. this is on the heel of an investigation of the woman at the preakness. we have more. >> reporter: this mobile video taken by a citizen started a constitutional firestorm for baltimore city police. >> tape anybody's voice or anybody else. >> that is constitutionally
incorrect. regardless, they confiscated and erased the video. >> the way it explained to me. it is evidence and i had to give it to them. >> the department of justice is involved. and it involves the first amendment rights of citizens to record police actions in public. >> now, sharp is suing police for violating his constitutional rights. as it heads to court. they have reverse reversed the policy. they have general orders. no members of the police department can stop the ability to observe or record police doing their job in public. >> we looked at an incident we had at the preakness and we wanted to take a proactive stance and we are one of the first five departments that put out policies and procedures informing our officers of what the laws are. >> reporter: united states department of justice and aclu have sided with chris sharp.
and. >> the hearing is set for monday morning in u.s. district court here in baltimore. both sides pleaded their case in a debate over the same-sex marriage bill. they went back and forth until late last night here in annapolis. they make cases for and against the bill. >> marriage is between and man and woman. >> i am not sure how many of you had to stand before a tribunal of your peers so that your relationship is worthy of recognition. >> they need 70 votes to pass it. jerry sandusky is asking a judge in his house arrest as we awaits his trial for sex abuse charges. this am coulds after many parents claim that the penn state coach was watching the children play from his back
porch. monday well gallon gallon has more -- manuel gallegus has more. >> reporter: he doesn't understand why his neighbors turned against them. > s all of a sudden, these people turn on me when they have been in my home with their kids, when they have attended birthday parties and they have been on the deck. >> they claim neighbors complain about the accused sex offender watch from his deck as they play in the elementary school behind his house. >> because of allegations and perceptions tried to be created for me. i can't take my dog on my deck and throw out biscuits to him. >> reporter: the former coach sound house arrest. accused of abusing young boys for over a decade. prosecutors said he should be confined to the inside of his home. they ask that jurors for the upcoming trial be selected from outside the county.
they are tied to penn state. >> we want the verdict to be one that is valid and perceived to be so. >> with his wife d.o.t.ie at his side, he -- his wife dotie at his side. >> when the grandchildren call on my birthday and she has to tell them they can't, i am sensitive to that. >> sandusky's attorney said his client is concerned, upset and sad. his trial is set to begin in may. manuel gallegus, wjz, eyewitness news. >> they are going to rule on the request on monday. the naval academy is facing a jail time and hefty fine after pleading guilty to theft. marry lewis admitted to stealing more than $120,000 from the mid sipman store. she would steal cashen and this
refund never took place. >> she face as maximum penalty of 10 years behind bars. >> a court deal is a blow to hundreds of homeowners in baltimore county. their drinking water was polluted by a massive gasoline spill. the second highest court has knocked millions of dollars off the bill. a baltimore county jury toll exxon. the cost of this station. poll lewding the water in these homes is $147 million. money to make up the lost value in the homes and emotional distress. by a narrow 5-4 court. this court sides with exxon and throws out much of the monitoring and emotional distress. >> the property damage aspect of this decision has been affirmed. >> meaning the money to restore a home's loss value is safe. >> he points to a statement exxon made at the opening of
the trial. the exxon attorney said. we at exxon mobile are responsible. we are sorry. this should not have happened. it is unacceptable. >> when it comes time to damages. that they don't like as being too high. they file an appeal. >> i think it is an about time for the judges of this statute to protect citizens of this state. >> six years later. >> most of the 26000 gallons of gas and cancer causing chemicals are still here. today, exxon continues to suck the toxic mess up and out of the ground. >> angry, upset. unsubtled. >> the word of effected homeowners who are too shaken up to discuss what has happened here. >> they wonder what is next. >> they will appeal to the state's highest court. a retrial on emotional damages would happen in towson, he has 25 more days and in
jacksonville. wjz eyewitness news. >> that does not effect those that are part of the group of neighbors who sued in one, a record judgement against exxon. the oil giant is and pool egg that ruling as well. we have snow in the forecast. >> off and on all day. >> off and on all day. back to you. >> that's the forecast. >> stay inside, and don't go anywhere. >> fortunately, we have had the mild winter and that means largely, the roads never freeze over. the roads have really stayed mild enough and warm enough that they are melting just about everything that falls. and we have had 50 degrees between each one of these things. and what you are looking at now. >> baltimore national pike. you are seeing wet roads and as the temperatures go up and the road crews taping to this. this is turning out to be snow on the grassy surfaces on bushes and cars and you have to
take your time and make for slick conditions as we move on through the afternoon. >> we will talk about accumulations and what is going on. >> we will see mostly a rain and snow flurry event south of the city. and all the way down to the eastern shore and southern maryland included in that. a coating to an inch. up and down the 95 corridor. and out towards say. montgomery county and columbia. one to 2 inches across northern portions of heartford county and toward allegany county are going to see more of an accumulation. four to 8-inches. maybe higher amounts. right now. 34 degrees is the temperature and that is going to help to make for more of a meltdown here for what is coming down on the ground. it is coming down in the form of snow. as it makes its way down and start to see the tail end of
the moisture. it will be more rain and snowful and opposed to frozen mess across the region. 32 is the dewpoint. and calm winds across central maryland. that will change. you will show you why. >> 72.79 is the barometer. >> and hagerstown. and 33 in elktown and 32 down in the shore where it is a ryan event. it will kick up in ocean city. later this afternoon. >> the range around the immediate area and 33 in bellaire and rock hall. we have 36 in annapolis and 34 in columbia. 36 down in the nation's capitol. winds are coming in, calm winds around much of the state and coming in with a northerly component. and northeast win around d.c., northwest wind around the
patuxent river. and it is going to bring in colder air. that's because the jetstream took a dip. it is keeping all of the cold airway up into canada and a front really is the dip in the jetstream. it is coming down far enough. and cold air. and finally making its way down to the tennessee valley and carolinas even. >> snow dipping closer to the coastline than we have seen for the last show disturbances we have had over the few weeks. >> we are going to see the front that is responsible for the cold air. and pushing through the region this afternoon. >> this batch of moisture is going to create a bit of a coastal storm and ride up into new england. right along the shore. >> those two will combine for examine gusty winds through the afternoon. the winds are going to pick up. cold air is going to kick in. and temperatures will be down in the teens with windchills
down below 10 degrees and even zero in some parts of the area. >> it will be 8:00 through early in the afternoon. gale warnings kick in and that means windy conditions. just can't tell you how cold it is going to foal when you would out there tonight. >> windy and cold conditions tomorrow. only up to 32 degrees and the wind will subside through the afternoon. and we will start a gradual warm up into next week. 40 on monday, 44 on valentine's day. and with the return of the sun. >> all right. stay with us. we will be back in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
. it is a snowy saturday. >> it is 33 degrees outside and snow. >> it is treated to a remarkable shot. take a look at this. >> it happened at the end of a seventh grade game. through a full length court shot and banged in at the buzzer. you can see the coach on the sideline screaming for a time out. you can bet. he is happy with the end
. well the american bald eagle newnow back from the extinction is flocking to a likely spot here in maryland. >> adam may has the story. >> bald eagles were almost driven to the point of extinction and now they are rebounding alongside the u.s. military, conducting tests at the aberdeen proving grounds, an unlikely partner.
american bald eagles which live across maryland are flocking to the military base in heartford county. they study the majestic bird from the air. tracking a surprising change in the eagle population. >> it is very early on sunday morning and we are going to count bald eagles. >> wjz is the only television station to fly over the proven ground. one pair of bald eagles lived here. they were on the verge of extinction after dd. left eagles sterile and eggs brittle. after banning dd. , an environmental triumph. >> the eagle population changed over the last 30, 40 years. >> well, it is gone up exponentially. >> they discovered maryland has one of the largest eagle populations in the entire country. during the three hour flight we count 154. >> what do they like about the
proving grounds. >> the undisturbed coastline. >> they took us near a nesting sight. >> the explosions don't bother them. >> no. >> they record rare and intimate details ales -- eagles. they mate for life. >> this explosion in the eagle population leads to a new threat. >> eagles immediate undisturbed shoreline and development along the chesapeake bay has destroyed some of their habitat. too many eagles crammed into one place can lead to fights over territory like this. >> along the western shore and eastern shorelines of maryland. we have much development going on. it is putting pressure on the eagles. the aggressiveness and combat. they are reaching their capacity. >> eagle populations are growing so dense that aberdeen
and others are now moving close to human development where they face another danger. >> power lines. >> dozens of them in the mid atlantic broke their winds at high speeds. >> it is right at the joint. we can't repair. >> the challenge is to, they can't all live in aberdeen. but we need to protect them. >> wjz, eyewitness news. >> the american bald eagle made it off the threatened species list back in 2,000 #. list back in 2,000 #. >> we will have ,,,,,,
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chase's george huguely opens up about the day yeardley died. why a controversial church said it will not protest at the ceremony new. >> the sun is coming up now. taking a live look over baltimore after a snowy evening in the area. tim williams has the latest on snow warnings in effect. i am live, and this guy, this guy. the million dollar man. >> you are big. >> dick, what are we here to talk about. >> buying bikes. >> and ride across maryland. >> back life with dick when we return. it is wjz, maryland's news
station. >> good morning and welcome to eyewitness news and saturday morning. i am gigi barnett. >> i am tim williams. >> yes, a lot of snow and mostly on grassy surfaces and wake up to area wide. road have been warm enough and 50 degrees with the surface degrees and it has been fortunate with a mild winter and never frozen over. >> most of what you are seeing, we will look at the pike. and grassy surfaces. >> and the road surfaces and that's a good thick. we have winter weather advisories in affect. and across most of the state and the top tier and winter storm warnings in effect for the edge of garrett counties. we are at 34 now. 38 on the shore. which has dropped and higher elevations and the last batch
of moisture that we will see for the morning is moving through the region. rain is south of the metro area. and a but after wintery mix and out towards washington county. out towards hagerstown or so. we are getting a snow event. it picks up again. >> rain and snow showers through the afternoon. down around 18 degrees with early flurries and blustery winds moving through the region. very cold tonight and up around 32 degrees. it gets up to freezing. and the sun does return. we will have that coming up in a few minutes. >> as he mentioned, this winter weather is forcing baltimore city lawmakers to take precautions to protect the less fortunate. they have order add code blue weather alert for today and tomorrow. baltimore has 10 emergency shelters up and running and giving residents cold weather safety tips like how to dress happy yachtly in the snow.
>> -- appropriately. and instant update on the forecastle and log on to wjz.com. >> a marathon debate over the same-sex marriage bill and things got heated on both sides during a house hering. wjz was there. and -- house hearing. >> wjz was there. >> reporter: the hearing started at 1:00. and extended well into the night. volley of opinions over seam lsame-sex marriage. >> you mean not an equal citizen. >> i am gay and i am opposed to the legislation. >> the best dad of ever had is a woman. >> martin o'malley implores delegates for legalizing same-sex marriage. >> it is not right or just that churn of same-sex marriage
coupleles should have have less routes than others. marriage is between a man and a woman. to redefine marriage is to risk destroying the basic cell upon which a stable society is built. one notable opponent. 14-year-old sarah crank. >> if it is legalized more people would feel it is okay and more kids having a mom and a dad. >> his kids received death threats after testifying in front of a senate committee. >> for supporters, this is a personal fight. >> i am fighting for my relationship. i am not sure how many of you have had to stand before a tribunal of your peers to declare that your relationship is worthy of recognition. >> emotions evident as one of the most contentious bills hang in the balance. >> it is a handful of undecided delegates that will decide this vote and the house of delegates needs 71 votes to pass the
same-sex marriage bill. >> thank you, megan. >> a similar bill legalizing same-sex marriage failed in the house. these two were hit by a van. it happened in the intersection of north frederick avenue and in gaithersburg yesterday. >> they were rushed to a trauma center. and serious injuries. >> doctors say they should be okay. the cause of the accident is under investigation. >> in anne arundel county, a pickup truck slammed into a house there. no one was inside at the time and the driver was able to back out on his own. police are trying to determine how it all happened. no injuries were reported. >> for the first time in a lacrosse player's trial. they heard his firsthand account of how his girlfriend died and it caused some tories
in the virginia courtroom. jessica kartalija has the latest. >> reporter: yeardley's family leaves the court today. george huguely admitted that he wrestled with and shoved yeardley love but o never punched or strangled her. this played for jurors inside charlottesville district court. it was recorded hours after love's body was discovered in her apartment in may of 2010. >> he told police he went to talk to love about their on again off again relationship. he didn't inflict lethal injuries. >> he told huguely quote. she is dead. huguely, how the expletive is she dead? >> because you killed her george. >> she is dead? she's dead? she's dead? how? how? i didn't even expletive hit
her. i don't believe it. >> two jurors sobbed as that tape was played. prosecutors unwrapped yeardley's vinyl bedroom door. they showed a hole that huguely kicked through to get in her room the night she died. huguely quickly changed from a person of interest to primary suspect because of bruised knuckles and a fresh cut on his arm. jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. stay with wjz as the murder trial continues. we will bring you the latest from the courtroom on air on on line at wjz.com. >> two boys murdered by their father in washington state will be laid to rest. 7-year-old charlie and 5-year-old brayden powell were killed by their father josh powell. who kill them and set a fire with all of them inside. he was the prime suspect in the
disappearance of his wife back in 2007. >> they called off the funeral as a last men deal with religious leaders. >> they had done, stopped protest in lew of radio interviews and reached out and said. would you be willinging to talk to me instead of coming here. >> we will stay away if we get the interview. >> we want to insure you are not going to be here on saturday. police say they will still have a strong presence at the funeral site in case the church still decide to show up. >> well, it is not snow mageddon, but it will be snow this afternoon. >> it started last night and temperatures have been the friend with this. and we have been mild enough that the roads have never frozen over. >> the roads are wet and you are seeing it mostly on grassy surfaces and cars. take your time this morning. >> we will look at mostly what
is moving across the region. we have the recent batch of moisture moving across the area. it is lined up with the beltway. right around the 95 corridor. that is moving right on through the area, the late, the next batch will come through later this afternoon. it as break here and in the meantime, we will talk about the totals that we expect to see before it is all said and done. it is more a rain and flurry event and it is up and down the 95 corridor. and it is a coating of 1 inch. one to two. s to harper county and out towards allegany county and western allegany county and could see more on the elevations. temperatures are at 33 degrees. we are above freezing. relative humidity at 96%. winds have not been a factor so far and they will pick up through the evening. we have 28 in oakland.
32 in couple weir be land and hagerstown. and down on the shore. around the immediate metro area. temperatures ranging from 31 to 33 in bellaire and columbia. 34 in rock hall and 36 in d.c. the winds are calm around central maryland. light breeze blowing around most of the state. and from the northeast. high erwin around the pat tux end river. and what we have, are two he minutes of the system. and create fronts responsible for the cold air is moving in from the west and northwest. it is allowing really cold arctic air to get down into the mid atlantic and the tennessee valley. we have a coastal shore that is developing off the carolinas. and moving on up the coastline. it is going to come together in new england. and up around new york and in
the meantime. starts to move on through. it does start to form and kick back snow showers into the area right around the afternoon. it is the reason the winds are going to pick up. it makes its way across the area. and temperatures do drop. don't we are going to bottom out in the teens and with the wind picking up. we will have a windchill that is below 10 degrees and tomorrow, we get up to about freezing. and the sun does return. >> those winds are going to create small craft advisories and stay through the early afternoon. after that gale warnings pick up. and so that is going to be a factor on land and by sea. 5:40 is the sunset time. look for rain and snow showers. picking up again true the afternoon. a bit after break here at eight or 9:00. >> up to 32 tomorrow and partly sunny and windy conditions and then 40 on monday. 44 on valentine's day and with
overnight lows going from 20 to 40. still to come. on eyewitness news saturday morning. may be a new problem for toyota. what federal investigators are saying now. coming up. >> the public has waited long enough. beyonce and jay z release new pictures of their bundle of joy. here are the fine people who put this on. and dick gelfen is here as well. >> i always get that. >> we will come back and have a nice conversation with dick when we return. . it is always a nice conversation with him. but first here are the winning ,
of the city and down towards d.c. and the 95 corridor. this break is going to happen. and what we will see is another batch moving in for the afternoon. that is going to come along for the front. with the cold, cold air and they are going to drop heading into tonight. >> we do have a winter weather ad in effect for much of the area. and it is for western portions of the state out towards garrett and gain gain counties. >> going up to 43 degrees. and overnight lows around 18. look for flurries and windy and cold conditions and up to 32. we will have the five day forecast coming up in just a moment. >> now back to the other stories people are talking about. fires are erupting at some toyota problems. >> it is a problem now being investigated by safety regulators. >> the traffic highway administration say six fires
have broken out of 2,007 camrys and rav fours. >> they have a power switch on the door. and could effect more than 800,000 vehicles. >> so far a recall has not been issued. >> well the wait is over. >> beyonce and jay z have released pictures of their daughter. they show the proud parents holding their daughter born a month ago now. there are two portraits and they decided to pose it on the social media site tumblr.com. and they thanked fans for respecting their privacy. alert and a lot of hair. >> that is an interesting baby. >> they change after awhile. >> motorcycle mania is sweeping through baltimore county and noun at the fairgrounds. >> motorcycle show is kicking into gear.
we are live. mike schuh is there. >> we have given you the reason to ride the picks in the dick gelfen rude across -- ride across maryland. >> it equals your salary. >> very close. >> but, you know, he doesn't raise this $2.5 million. >> without a lot of what do they call them? >> volunteers. >> they form themselves in teams. don't they. >> that's the way they raise money. >> how many teams did we have. >> last year was 30 teams. 35 teams. sometimes there are two people and sometimes 50. that's what they call a segue in the business. >> they are one of of the teams with the navy chiefs and you have had a team and how many did you have on the team. >> this is the first year for 47 and last year is 60. >> how much do you think you
raised. >> 40,000. >> sometimes everyone loves them so much and can't stand to be next to each other and break into another team. it is not quite true. >> they formed another one. and so far, you fews are doing well with membership. >> we have a 100% of our team represented today. we are hoping to get 50 people. that is cool. >> you are going to take away from his team and bring new members in from what area. >> we are targeting the beltway, the dc beltway. >> you are going to get how much in donations do you believe out of your members. we have a goal of $10,000. >> that is really cool. >> all of the money that goes into the dick gelfen's ride across america. >> we were talking about that. >> we are ready to expand. >> it would take awhile though. that's how they get it. and they have a lot of individuals to do it. and here at the show.
you are getting the word out. >> we want people to know. we are back to ocean city and want people to know that now is a grant making organization. and people who reach out to the community that has breast cancer, we want to hear from them. we are funding those kind of organizations. >> we will be back in a half hour. and talk about the vital cog in the whole ride across maryland. >> she is going to tell us and give us the clue as to why in the world why does anyone hang out with dick. >> that's what we are going to do. >> join us when we return. >> tell her we said high. >> mike schuh and live from the fairgrounds this morning. >> live saturday morning. >> preventable deaths. orlando brown dies suddenly. it is what he didn't know that killed him. >> i am jessica kartalija. this is one of his oldest
. first off tonight. we go up to freezing. but the sun returns through monday. >> and chance of sprinkles on tuesday. nothing that should impact the valentine's day plan and 50 on wednesday and 50 on thursday. whole former ravens orlando brown dies suddenly of diabetes everyone is stunned. >> they tell jessica kartalija that orlando never knew he had diabetes and he is convinced if the giant man knew, he would have done something about it. >> reporter: good morning. orlando brown is one of the strongest toughest ravens players ever. earning him the nickname zeus. the doctors say this could have been prevented. >> he could take the hits and push back harder. but it was a hit he never saw coming that brought him down.
>> orlando died suddenly last december at his inner harbor home at ho years old. at first. no one knew why. >> what killed this giant of a man in the inner harbor man remained a mystery. this is shocking results from the manager. he died of diabetes. >> there is a big emptiness left by him not being around. >> best friend and former teammate wally williams is reeling from the news. >> when you heard that he died from the diabetes, what did you think? were you shocked. >> i am still shocked. it is the last person i expected to hear something like that from. >> the friend he knew since college never suspected he had diabetes. >> i know for a fact he thought it was never going to be a problem and if it is something he knew. he was going to take care of it. >> diabetes is a treatable disease if caught in time and the tricky part is knowing that
you even have it. it is estimated some 7 million americans are walking around with diabetes and have no clue. >> it shows. you have to go the extra mile here to take care of yourself. >> simple glucose test will show that you have the disease and by the time you know the symptoms. you have had it some time. >> it is the killer and can be so quiet and confused for just something. you know, typical. >> this disease is so sneaky, it can come and hit you before you know it. it is like bam. >> it is here. >> like orlando brown. 57-year-old debbie hold ennever suspected she had diabetes but found out with a routine medical tests. >> i was look can i could be alive. >> the same thing happened to him could have happened to me. >> it is a problem with african-american american, we don't go to the doctor and we feel we could be tough.
>> you think there is a feeling of being invincible. >> among your teammates. there is. and be you are coach coached that way. and brought up that way. >> knowing that orlando would have successful dealt with diabetes. if only he knew. >> that was the last conversation i had. to take care of yourself. >> sad lesson from a life too short. >> whether it is diabetes or another illness. get checked out before it is too late. >> you get one shot at life. and go about it the right way. >> wjz eyewitness news. >> some of the symptoms include really thirsty. blurry vision. weight loss and frequent urination. and that's why it mimics other diseases. and to find out if you are at risk for diabetes, click on our link on wjz.com to the american diabetes association. >> well, still to come on eyewitness news. saturday morning. >> good morning.
a major showdown coming up in u.s. federal court in baltimore regarding the baltimore city police and the citizen's ability to record the police doing their job. i will explain, coming up. >> abused and left for dead. how this pig my goat has a -- pygmy goat has a chance. i will introduce you to [ female announcer ] with swiffer wetjet, cleaning better, doesn't have to take longer. i'm done. i'm gonna... drink this... on the porch! ♪ give me just a little more time ♪ [ female announcer ] mops can be a hassle, but swiffer wetjet's spray cleaner and absorbent pads can clean better in half the time, so you don't miss a thing.
. welcome back to eyewitness news, i am gigi barnett. >> i am tim williams. we are looking at temperatures just above freezing. most of what is am could go down now and we have seen still throughout the morning. a lot of snow coming down. temperatures are starting to go up. less and less accumulation on roadways which is warm enough to medical down much of what has fallen. we have been monitoring throughout the evening and mostly on grassy surfaces. and cars and bushes. and it is going to cause slick roadsways and wet conditions. taking a look at 695, you can see the roads are wet and the grassy surfaces are accumulating. we have a winter weather advisory in effect for most of the area. far western maryland until
7:00. that is a winter storm warning. temperatures are at 33 around most of the beltway and out in oak land. 42 down on the shore. and higher he willlation visions and we will see the accumulation. and what we have been watching through the day is a bit of a mix. rain and snow to the south of the metro area and across the 95 corridor and last batch of moisture we will see is out through hikers town and then a bit of a break and picks up again in the afternoon. 43 degrees. rain and snow showers this afternoon. could caused a decisional accumulation. early flurries and the winds pick up and the temperatures drop. windchills tonight will be below 10 degrees. >> partly sunny and wendy. complete forecast. and talk about the week aide and what we can see coming up ahead. >> this blast of winter weather we are seeing is also forcing baltimore to take extra precautions.
they have order add code blue weather alert for today and tomorrow. the city has shelters up and ready to go. they are give them cold weather safety tip answer how to dress appropriately in the snow. say throughout the morning with first weather coverage. for instant update. live doppler radar and any delays in close diagnose rather, log on to wjz.com. >> baltimore police back down as a new rule means officers cannot stop citizens from stopping encounters with them. this comes on the heels of an investigation and a taped arrest after women at the preakness. >> taking pictures. >> this mobile phone video of a citizen taking this started a firestorm for baltimore city police. >> you can't take the force or anything else. >> that is incorrect.
regardless, they confiscated and erased the video. >> the way it was explained to me, it was evidence and they have it give it to them and involves the first amendment rights of citizens. to record. and police actions in public. >> now, sharp is suing police for violating his constitutional rights. as the case heads to court. they have reversed the policy. the department has issued these new general orders with a few exceptions. no members of the police department can stop the ability to observe or photograph or record police doing their projects in public. >> we look at the state law and wanted to make sure we took a proactive stance. we are one of the first five departments that puts out policies and procedures and informing them what they are. >> the aclu have sided with chris sharp and condemned the initial police action. i am reporting back to you. >> thank you. and the hearing is set for
monday morning and the u.s. district court in baltimore. >> they employed their case in a debate over the same-sex marriage bill. they went back and forth on the issue until late last night until a delegates hear anything annapolis. they make the case for and against the bill. >> marriage is between a man and a woman. >> i am not sure how many of you have had to stand before a tribunal of your peers to declare that your relationship is worthy of recognition. and the house needs 71 votes in favor of the bill to pass it. similar legal bill legalizing seam marriage passed in the senate and fell short in the house. a former cashier at a store at the naval academy is facing jail time and hefty fine after pleading guilty to theft.
>> 43-year-old mary lewis admitted to stealing $20,000 from the midshipmen store. they would steal cash by crediting it by a refund that never took place. she face as maximum penalty and face as $250,000 fine. >> authorities are still searching for the person who used a pygmy goat and left it for dead. the story of survival for the unlucky animal. >> how tuscany got a new chance at life. >> reporter: some call it an animal sanctuary and for tuscany, the pygmy goat, it was home. >> she was found wandering in anne arundel county with a 20-pound chain around her next. it had been there so long, animal control had to surgically remove the sun that
had grown over it -- remove the skin that had grown over it. >> i don't know how the poor thing was moving. it must be shear determination for her to get help. >> as animal control dries to determine who abandoned tuscany. >> she is adapting to her new friends. including the other 25 pygmy and boar goats just like her. >> this can be called tuscany's permanent home. she will now spends the rest of her life found. >> she will never ever see another chain around her next. wjz, eyewitness news. if the original owner resist found, they could face hefty criminal charges. maryland received millions from a mortgage settlement this wreck. and homeowners in foreclosure
are taking advantage of the help. it all comes after five of the nation's large els banks agreed to a $26 billion settlement to retroactively effected homeowners of the crisis. >> much of the money will go to maryland homeowners. marry lou has ideas how to be an energy saver this winter. >> we focus on electrical outlets on exterior wall insist your home. cold air can seep into the home and take off the cover plates and check the space on the outside of the box. you can buy special pads designed to fit under the cover plates to reduce the amount of cold air coming inside this winter. i am trying to help you be an energy saver. >> thank you, mary. >> how you can be an energy saver. and scroll down the right hand side of the page and click on
the special section. >> you will need a lot of that for today. especially with the snow we have in store. >> and the winds and cold temperatures tonight. once of of the first complete blasts of winter. not accumulating on the roads which is fortunate for most folks. they will get canceled for today. roads are a little wet. >> be safe though. >> the accumulation is on grassy surfaces on cars and bushes. we still have snow falling. it is if falling true the early part of the morning, then we will get a break and start to see more and the accumulation will pick up again through the afternoon. we will give you an idea what is moving through. the winds will pick up along with the front on the left hand side of the screen. >> it pushes through. and behind it, the temperatures get cold. and front will usher in cold air. it goes down around 18 degrees or so. coastal storm on the right of the screen, bottom right is responsible for a bit of a nor'
easter tune of a storm. it is not going to combine with the front until it gets passed us. >> in the meantime. it will develop a real storm of its own and move on up the coastline. it is going to start kicking back moisture. snow showers pick up this afternoon. and it brings the cold air. they are going to together create the win. and that is the real story for the evening. >> right now we are at 33 degrees. and 42 down on the shore. and temperatures are changing as we speak. >> 31 now. and 43 down in ocean city and at marshal. around the immediate area. 33 in bellaire and 36 on kent island and rock haul. columbia check anything at 33. winds are calm. that is going to change. you see already a bit of an authority east flow. higher winds around the patuxent river. and they will create all kind of advisories through the evening. that is going to be along with
windchillses and the dip -- windchills and that is allowing for the arctic air to make its way south to the tennessee valley. the storms that are moving in from the south and southwest. they are all moisture and rain. we have mostly just a rain event on the lower sure. and bit of a wintery mix. and snow starts to pick up at the 95 corridor. now, we will dry out later this afternoon and into tonight. cold air, however, will be with us. we will stay well below the average high. and the wind will pick up and die out tomorrow. the cold air means we get up to 32 degrees for your sunday. >> that is the high around freezing. and heading into the week. >> small craft advisory goes into effect. and stays with us in the early afternoon. and into tonight. gale warnings pick up and they
are going to take their toll across the mid atlantic. >> this is the next one the and 5:40 is the sun set time and rain and snow showers through the afternoon. overnight lows down around 18 with windy and cold conditions in place. >> 40 on monday did i. and 44 on valentine's day. and on wednesday and thursday. >> saturday morning. it is a problem for millions of americans. you may very well be in your future. >> dr. bill is here to give us the low down on osteoarthritis and what we can do about it in advance. >> the snow is falling. we are nowhere near right across maryland. yet the people who make it all happen. they are here to talk about it. including the only reason dick gets up
engines. mike schuh is there for the reason and the people behind the event. >> follow me. turn my back to the camera, we have folks who help put on the ride across maryland including the dick gelfman and you are telling people to sign up now. >> go to ride across maryland. you can donate on line and the cause is breast cancer. >> honestly, one of the cofounders here. the person who also shares the same last name of gelfen, evidently. judge gelfen has a first name. >> lenore. >> how do you honestly put up with dick. >> it is not that hard. >> i am such a nice guy. >> it as number of years. so i am used to it.
and number of experiences. it is a true adventure of over the years, all kidding aside. it is wonderful. >> we are long time howard county residents and we give back to the community. our children and dick and i decided to do something that was valuable and we started with ride across maryland. >> now, look who we are surrounded with. >> a whole bunch of bikers who have hearts of gold. >> poem say. how come you are so successful. >> they realize bikers are the most generous people around. >> it makes it easy for us to do it. >> we need all kind of people all the time. >> we are out in the community. it is wonderful and it is very rewarding. >> i know you to be a truth teller. >> i believe everything you said. we love dick too. and why don't we have all the people that go out for a ride against maryland. right across maryland. >> great job.
>> i am a professional broadcaster. >> come out and sign up and have fun. >> we have a booth out here today. go out and do it. look what we have for you. >> this is mike, has been a great supporter and do the live shots and come to the departure points and so, we have got a great award for mike as an outstanding sponsor and bring it back. >> you have done great work. and he always helps us with getting good if coverage. >> thank you. >> you understand there is screaming in high ear. back to you. >> thanks very much. out at the fairgrounds. and big motorcycle show. >> all right. >> thank you so much. >> michael and congratulations on the award. >> all right. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning. you may not know the name but it is the leading cause of disabilities nationwide. disabilities nationwide. we have,,,,,,
. there are some people who are in pawn and don't no why. we are here to talk about the treatments and condition. >> osteoarthritis. what is it. >> it is a loss of the cartilage on the ends of the bone. gets inflamed and rubs off and can hurt like the dickens. what causes it. is it an age related thing. >> it certainly is. the. >> wear and tear is the main cause and being overweight. >> injuries and bad genes. if your parents have it. you might get it. age plays a role. >> if you have it long enough. it may not be the crippling
kind and it can hurt. >> how curable is it? >> it is not curable but it is treatable. big difference. and we treat it with the things. see. nonoperative approaches. >> cortisone shots. and glucosamine and ways not to treat it. copper bracelets. magnets and alfalfa capsules that is not going to get it. >> what about acupuncture. >> it doesn't cure the arthritis but it helps the pain. >> i don't understand acupuncture but it does help the pain. there is a new one that has acupuncture without needles. >> i don't understand that either. >> or pins. >> now a treatment. >> are there operations to help. >> we have new ones. and prior pretty optimistic about it.
if you have arthritis. small areas. and take cartilage from uneffected areas. grow it and move it over these sites and it will grow and cover the spots. >> yes. >> really? >> yes. if you have a larger area, can you take a big piece from over here and move it over. and that will cover a larger area. this is still early. but it has got a lot of promise. >> of course. gene therapy, stem cells. >> athletes more prone to it. because of the injuries and the wear and tear. but one point to make. running exercise doesn't cause it. and injuries do cause it. >> okay. >> all right. so where the pain comes from and how to take care of it. >> you can find his segment on our website at wjz.com. our website at wjz.com. we will ,,
. in all else fails. we got this for you. >> and these really do work well. >> okay. >> so don't hesitate. >> the technology is helpful. >> and the techniques are good now. >> dr. bill howard. thank you so much for being here. >> i will wimp out of here. >> that's is our report for the saturday morning. i am gigi barnett. >> i am tim williams. [ female announcer ] with swiffer wetjet,
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